Border Bash: JP Parsons & The American Bandwagon and Beth Snapp
June 15, 2018 | 6 pm
Downtown Bristol | MAP
Celebrating 19 years in Historic Downtown, Border Bash—Bristol’s premier summer concert series—is back for another amazing season! Hosted by Believe in Bristol and the Cities of Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee, Border Bash is about fun, family, great music, and creating memories to last a lifetime.
“Border Bash is a tradition that showcases everything that makes Downtown Bristol special, and that includes great live music,” said Maggie Bishop, Executive Director of Believe in Bristol. "Bristol’s downtown is definitely a hub for a wide variety of food, unique shopping, community events, and an all-around great place to come together with friends and family. This year Border Bash will introduce audiences to a whole new roster of talented, emerging acts as well as a few familiar favorites.”
June 15th – 500 Block of State Street
7:00 pm, JP Parsons & The American Bandwagon
8:30 pm, Beth Snapp
Border Bash takes place on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol. Children’s activities and vendors begin at 6:30 PM and live music will kick off at 7:00 PM. Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and the Cities of Bristol, TN & VA. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2018 include Alpha Natural Resources, The Antique Automobile Club of America – Appalachian Region, Bank of America, Bank of Tennessee, Birthplace of Country Music, Blackbird Bakery, Bristol Herald Courier, Camellia Digital, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Anne & Ben Cowan, Discover Bristol, Express AV Productions, John & Brenda Fincher, Highlands Realty – Bristol Branch, Anna Morgan, Tom and Barbara Smith/ Merrill Lynch, Stateline Bar & Grille, Strongwell, Tri-Cities Escape Game, Tri City Tent and Event, Walling Distributing Dr. & Mrs. Zaidi and media sponsors Bristol Herald Courier, WBCM Radio Bristol, WCYB-5, and WXBQ 96.9 FM.
About JP Parsons & The American Bandwagon
Blending folk, bluegrass, americana, and roots music, East Tennessee luminary JP Parsons has been received as a regionalsongwriting sensation throughout the Southeast. Either performing as a solo artist or with The American Bandwagon, his songs are immediately familiar. From large festivals to the tiniest of bars and listening rooms, this is definitely one bandwagon worth joining.
About Beth Snapp
Beth Snapp is a pop infused roots artist from Northeast TN. Her style flits between folk, bluegrass, pop, early R&B and jazz, all with an ease that connects the listener to complex emotions that fall on every day moments to create an “I’ve been there before” sensation. Be this releasing a new EP, entitled “Don’t Apologize”, in early summer 2018. Recorded at the renown Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC, this EP focuses on one theme: love. Love yourself, love others, and do good things. Beth has opened/shared stage with acts such as Jill Andrews, Cruz Contreras of the Black Lillies,Iris Dement, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, and Grammy nominated cellist Dave Eggar.